Portugal and Hungary should be added to England’s travel quarantine record, meaning arrivals from these countries need to self-isolate for 14 days.
The move came after”data demonstrating a substantial increase in confirmed cases” in these regions, the Department for Transport said in a statement.
The new measures won’t apply to passengers arriving in the Azores or Madeira islands.
French Polynesia and Reunion Island were removed from the UK’s record of travel corridors.
Individuals arriving in England from Sweden doesn’t more have to isolate.
Public Health England reported that a substantial shift in both the amount and rate of confirmed instances of coronavirus from Portugal, Hungary, French Polynesia, and Reunion.
Portugal has witnessed a constant increase in newly reported cases of COVID-19 within the previous 3 weeks.
The nation has recorded an 81% increase in newly reported cases between August 26 and September 9, moving from 1,464 into 2,652.
While information from Hungary reveals a 192% increase in newly reported cases within the last week, together with the number of instances rising from 1,042 between August 27 and September 2.
Wales and Scotland have taken different approaches to England regarding travel corridor lists, which has resulted in confusion and anger.
Wales added Portugal to its quarantine record last Thursday, also excluding the Azores and Madeira islands, but Scotland decided to impose quarantine steps on the entire nation.
The transportation section urged travelers to”assess the most recent information from the FCDO before traveling” and said they’d”be asked to fill in a passenger locator type before returning home”.
Spain and Belgium were eliminated from England’s traveling corridor set in July, followed closely by France in August, which left holidaymakers racing to return home.
The authorities reiterated its position that it”will require decisive actions if needed to include the virus”.